Solar Energy for Sustainable National Developmenth
Anyaka Boniface Onyemaechi1, Nasiru Aliyu2
1Anyaka Boniface Onyemaechi, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
2Nasiru Aliyu, Centre for Basic Space Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.

Manuscript received on October 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on October 2013 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on October 15, 2013. | PP: 1-4 | Volume-1 Issue-11, October 2013. | Retrieval Number: K04771011113/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: Solar energy technologies (SETs) can help reduce poverty, energy shortage and environmental degradation such as desertification, biodiversity depletion and climate change effects in Nigeria. The country is short of electricity supply. Over-exploitation of gas in meeting energy needs of the people has caused environmental degradation. SET can help solve those problems if it is widely used in Nigeria where people primarily reside in rural area. Nigeria has enough renewable to mitigate such energy crisis and its adverse consequences. In this paper attention is drawn between solar energy and sustainable national development in the Nigeria, Rural Energy Needs, Hybrid Conversion of the Sun Irradiation and Factors of Success.
Keywords: Solar energy, Renewable energy, Solar cells, Solar collectors, Sustainable development